These new arrivals are already in their prime! From Burgundy and Bordeaux icons and splendours of the Rhône to Loire Valley treasures…we’re rolling out the red carpet!
From Bordeaux, always centre stage when it comes to wines that age like, well, fine wine, there are some big names that are likely to take your fancy. Château Duhart Milon opens the show with a vintage that continues to blow us away, the superb 2000. Château Montrose, a cru classé typical of the excellent Saint-Estèphe appellation, is among the selection with its 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2008 vintages. Otherwise, what would you say to a classic Château Pontet Canet in 1990 or 2001? The power and finesse of Château Margaux is available in its 2003 vintage. After something sweet? The unmissable Château de Fargues is available in a whole array of vintages: 1983, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2005. Château Pavie Macquin is also featured with a generous magnum format of its 2011 vintage.
The Cannes Festival has been moved this year and will be taking place…in Burgundy! The star region of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir has some gems to offer in our selection, too. Among the wines to be kept in your cellar a little longer are a 1983 Savigny-les-Beaune from Domaine Leroy and a 2011 Chambertin grand cru from Jean and Jean-Louis Trapet. Our selection of whites includes a 1978 Meursault premier cru Les Charmes and a 1978 Puligny-Montrachet premier cru Champ-Gain from Domaine Leroy, as well as a 2010 Beaune premier cru Clos des Mouches from Joseph Drouhin.
Highlights from the Loire include a superb lot of 1990 Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux from Clos Rougeard, a splendid bottle of 1996 Vouvray Le Mont Sec from Domaine Huet, and a 2010 Coteaux-du-Layon from Pithon-Paillé.
Champagne is sparkling with gorgeous vintage cuvées. 2009 Dom Pérignon, 2011 Sérénité brut nature from Domaine Franck Pascal, Veuve Cliquot’s 2004 La Grande Dame…bottles that’ll put stars in your eyes. And for even more extravagance, a double-magnum of 1999 Amour de Deutz should do the trick.
Finally, mature vintages from the Rhône Valley include a two-bottle lot of 2010 Hermitage from Jean-Louis Chave and a 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Célestins from Henri Bonneau & Fils. The 2011 Hermitage La Chapelle from Paul Jaboulet Ainé and the 1977 Vin de France Vin d’où by Marcel Richaud are two more gems that are bound to delight!